Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

During Summer 2017, NYSCI is taking its After Dark events off-site via a series of “field trips.” These gatherings will serve as introductions to some inspiring local groups and community partners via tours, workshops, talks and hands-on activities. Each event will highlight the uniqueness of the establishment we’re visiting, and will include food and/or beverage tasting and provide insights from local experts. This summer, join us on location at an urban farm, a boat club and a rooftop vineyard.

Location: The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Please join us for a night of astronomy, drinks and chili dogs at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The night will include short astronomy talks focused on the August 21 solar eclipse, eclipse prep with DiY pinhole projector-making, and telescope-assisted views of the New York City sky.

Free; suggested donation of $5 – $10. Drinks and chili dogs available for purchase at the bar.

RSVP here

 

(7:30 – 8:30 pm) Pinhole Projector Making
Prep for the eclipse by learning to make your own pinhole projector.

(8:30 pm) Solar Eclipse Viewing and Photography with Faissal Halim
Get an overview of how, when and where to best watch the solar eclipse. Learn some do’s and don’ts of eclipse viewing and how to photograph the Sun. We’ll also be giving away eclipse glasses!

(9 pm) Star Gazing
After the talk join Faissal outside and check out some telescope-assisted views of the New York City sky.

 

Faissal Halim is an Amateur astronomer by hobby. He lives in Harlem, New York. His first love is Saturn. Faissal does nighttime and solar astronomy with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

During Summer 2017, NYSCI is taking its After Dark events off-site via a series of “field trips.” These gatherings will serve as introductions to some inspiring local groups and community partners via tours, workshops, talks and hands-on activities. Each event will highlight the uniqueness of the establishment we’re visiting, and will include food and/or beverage tasting and provide insights from local experts. This summer, join us on location at an urban farm, a boat club and a rooftop vineyard.

 

Location: North Brooklyn Boat Club, 437 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join us for a night with our friends at the North Brooklyn Boat Club. Paddle a canoe, find out about life in Newtown Creek, and enjoy a cool drink as you relax by the fire.

This event is free, suggested donation of $5 – $10. Drinks available for purchase.
 
RSVP Here

 

6:30 – 8 pm: Canoe Paddles
Join trained guides from the North Brooklyn Boat Club for short trips on Newtown Creek in our 25-foot big canoes. Work together with everyone on the boat to forge a unique NYC experience, and see the city in a new way.

We will try to assure that everyone who shows uses our war canoes, but the earlier you arrive the better your chance of paddling.  All voyages are led by certified trip leaders and include some of the best views of the city. This is a great way to check out the boatyard and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Please join us and see the city in a whole new way.

6:30 – 9 pm: Ed Shed Open House
Stop by the Education Shed as we observe the microscopic life teeming in Newtown Creek, examine the oysters living off our dock, and chat about the ongoing restoration projects taking place in the creek.

8 pm: CSOs & Urban Ecology
Education Coordinator Rebecca Pryor will give a brief talk followed by a discussion on the New York City combined sewer system and zoning practices that have caused ongoing pollution to the creek. As a master’s candidate in urban planning with a background in education, Rebecca strives to explore the intersection between the built, social and natural environments when analyzing urban ecology.

 

The North Brooklyn Boat Club
The North Brooklyn Boat Club (NBBC) is dedicated to enabling and advocating for human-powered boating on the waterways bordering Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The organization encourages local citizens to be effective stewards of urban ecology through recreation and education.

The NBBC comprises local kayakers, canoeists, sailors, environmentalists, boat builders, community leaders and activists. NBBC is an open group and invites anyone with an interest in boating, open space, environmental education and nautical recreation to join their public events and open meetings and to consider membership and volunteering.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Location: Enlightenment Wines, 93 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

We’re going on our first field trip of the summer! Join NYSCI for a night about bugs at Honey’s in Brooklyn. At this adults-only event, meet some bees and learn about beekeeping and mead making from local experts. Free honey samples; mead will be available for purchase at the bar.

6:30 pm – Doors open
7 pm – Beekeeping 101: Talk by Tim O’Neal, BoroughBees
8 pm – Making Mead Magic with head Mazer Raphael Lyon of Enlightenment Wines

 

This event is free, with drinks available for purchase at the bar. RSVP here

 

Enlightenment Wines

Honey’s  is the tasting room and cocktail bar for New York City’s first meadery: Enlightenment Wines. Enlightenment Wines makes mead- or honey wine from locally sourced and foraged ingredients. These are dry wines are made without grapes-instead we ferment a combination of artesian well water, honey, herbs and fruit in a method of manufacturing that goes back tens of thousands of years. Enlightenment Wines started in the Hudson Valley on a family farmstead in 2009 but recently moved to Brooklyn where it built a second winery and tasting room Honey’s. At Honey’s you can try our mead in the context of other curated beverages from around the world, watch us do production and take home a bottle to go.
Instagram – @EnlightenmentWines @Honey’sBrooklyn
Facebook – facebook.com/EnlightenmentWines

 

Tim O’Neal, BoroughBees

Tim explains why he started BoroughBees.com: “I’ve been keeping bees for over 20 years and I’m still learning. I started BoroughBees.com in 2010 as a way to share the knowledge I’ve accumulated and the learning experiences I’ve had (and continue to have) along the way. I want to help make beekeeping fun and accessible for anyone willing to try it, so I focus on writing accessible and (hopefully) enjoyable posts covering all aspects of beekeeping. In partnership with the Added Value Farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn, I host hive inspections and seminars. In addition to beekeeping, I also teach biology at NYC high schools and universities.”

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Event Description:
6:30 pm: Wine Reception
7 – 8:30 pm: Moderated Discussion and Q&A
 
Why has this topic been so difficult to address? What are the current priorities for communicating about climate change? What can we expect from the current administration on climate policy and research? What can we all be doing to support efforts to make the kind of change we want?
 
On the eve of Earth Day, join the NYSCI in Manhattan, and meet three pairs of artists and scientists who have created new artworks about current climate change research. These works, currently on view at ARTech (a free, pop-up activity center for children hosted by Meatpacking Business Improvement District, through April 29) present the perfect inspiration and platform for diving into an honest and timely conversation about the imperative and challenges of communication about climate change. Led by Reply All’s senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, this conversation will cover many climate change angles.
 
Limited capacity. Ages 21 and older.
 
This event will be held in lower Manhattan. Those who R.S.V.P. will receive an email with the exact address.

 

About ARTech
NYSCI commissioned three artworks during 2016 as part of the ACCESS project, an annual exhibition series that fosters collaborations between visual artists and scientists in order to make themes from NYSCI exhibits accessible in new ways, for multiple publics. ACCESS 2016 focused on the ideas explored in NYSCI’s newest exhibition, Connected Worlds: ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change. Each artist was paired with a scientist to bring a unique, collaborative view of scientific research, making the research more accessible and inviting to museum-goers. Artists and scientists worked together over a six-month period, with resulting works taking the form of a 3D animation, an immersive video installation, and an interactive installation/performance, presented at NYSCI: November 19, 2016 – January 29, 2017, and at ARTech: March 1 – April 28, 2017.

ARTech is a partnership between NYSCI the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. The Meatpacking BID has generously offered to support this event.

 

About the Panelists
Moderator:
Sruthi Pinnamaneni is a producer and reporter at Gimlet Media’s Reply All. She graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with honors, while assisting at the BBC-NY Bureau and a documentary production company, where she worked on the award-winning feature film, Kumare. As the audio/video correspondent at The Economist, Sruthi worked on political stories and traveled between cities and villages in India to produce an Economist video series on rural education and the informal economy in slums. Sruthi has worked on radio stories that have aired at various shows, including Reply All, Love + Radio, Studio 360, Radiolab, Marketplace, Freakonomics, Transistor, and The Splendid Table. She won the 2013 PRX STEM grant, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Science Media Award for best radio story in 2014.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #1:
Coche Gonzalez is a freelance TD/Compositor who has collaborated with various studios in the production of museum exhibitions, commercial animations and film effects. He has also taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University and the Parsons School of Design, and he cofounded the New York City design studio SOFTlab.

Jack Tseng is a paleontologist with interests in both field-based and laboratory-based research on the fossil record of carnivorous mammals. He has led or participated in dozens of fossil digs in California, Utah, Wyoming, Mexico, Taiwan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #2:
Laura Chipley is a Queens-based artist who uses video, site-specific interventions and emerging technologies to explore potentials for human collaboration and to document the social and environmental impacts of energy extraction.

Hannah Zanowski has her Ph.D. in physical oceanography in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. Her research explores the impacts of Antarctic open-ocean polynyas (vast regions of open water in the sea ice) on abyssal ocean properties and circulation.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #3:
Carrie Dashow is a New York City-based artist working at the intersection of video, performance and visual arts. Her often-participatory work examines the undercurrents of authority, subjectivity and an indebted relationship to location.

S. Matthew Liao is a philosopher interested in a wide range of issues including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, moral psychology and bioethics. He is director and associate professor of the Center for Bioethics, and affiliated professor in the department of philosophy at New York University.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Come out to NYSCI for a night of mini-workshops and fun, based on a topic that many of us enjoy talking about, but few of us have had any formal or decent education regarding.

Learn things you don’t know, ask questions you’ve always wanted to ask, and get tips and guidance for the talks you might need to have (sooner than you think!) with the young people in your life. NYSCI has organized 20-minute workshops and demonstrations with sex educators, authors and inventors who make their livings educating and making sexual health and experiences safer, better and normal.

Mini-workshops:

  • “The Science of Contraception,” with Sarah Cocuzzo, Community Liaison & Innovation Manager at Peer Health ExchangeGet the scientific school on condoms, dental dams, IUDs, and more in this hands-on workshop. Attendees will explore various modes of contraception and STI prevention with interactive models in an “ask-me-anything” atmosphere. This workshops will run three times.
  • “The Science of Pleasure,” with Karen B. K. Chan, Sex & Emotional Literacy Educator: Discover the nuances and contradictions between desire, pleasure, and arousal, which are not the same thing! Join an anonymous live poll to find out the quirky things that turn people on! This workshop will run three times.
  • “3D Printed Pleasure: A Guide to 3D Scanning and Printing,” with Chelsea Downs and Laura Parker, Co-founders of New York Toy Collective: Ever wondered how to make your own personalized sex toys? Receive a tour of the collective’s 3D scanning and printing projects. Bring your own ideas and brainstorm ways to get a project started. This workshop will run once.
  • “Materials Matter: Real Talk From a Chemical Engineer,” with Laura Parker, Co-founder of New York Toy Collective: What’s the deal with materials: ABS, PVC, PS, PET TPR? Get a quick guide to the polymer alphabet soup of sex toy materials and lube ingredients, as well as the pros and cons of a few classics: stainless steel, glass, wood, ceramic. This workshop will run once.
  • “Gender Play: A Show and Tell,” with Chelsea Downs and Laura Parker, Co-founders of New York Toy CollectiveCurious about gender play? We know gender and sexuality is more like clay than set in stone. Luckily, there are numerous options for playing and experimenting. Join us for a hands-on exploration of New York Toy Collective’s extensive gender expression toy box. This workshop will run once.
  • “Toy Hack,” with NYSCI’s Maker Space: Want to know how your favorite toy works? Work in groups and hack a selection of toys to learn about basic electronics and what our toys are capable of. This workshop will run three times.

This event is for individuals 21 years and older.

 

Bios:

Karen B. K.  Chan is a sex and emotional literacy educator from Toronto, Canada. She is dedicated to having conversations about sexuality that are real, transformative, and kind. Her favourite ways of teaching include stories, metaphors, and things that make people laugh.

Sarah Cocuzzo has worked in adolescent sexuality education in NYC for six years. After spending two years in classrooms as a high school health educator, Sarah began work with Peer Health Exchange, training volunteer college students to teach skills-based health education at high schools across the city. In her current role at PHE, Sarah builds partnerships between schools, hospitals, government agencies, and community organizations to improve students’ access to quality health education and services.

New York Toy Collective is an adult novelty company founded in 2012.  Their goal is to create high quality toys and foster a sex positive culture. They specialize in self-affirming products for all forms of gender expression. They are also really into technology. They are the first and only company to use 3D scanning technology to allow consumers to create sex toys modeled after their own bodies. They can scan any part and turn it into a silicone toy.  They only use premium platinum cured silicone, and the silicone toys are odorless, boilable and dishwasher safe. All of their toys are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and free of phthalates.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

There’s two reasons to come out to NYSCI after hours on October 22, 2016:

NYSCI After Dark: Horror Science and The Queens Night Market.
We are so excited to make this NYSCI After Dark FREE and to coordinate our schedule with the Queens Night Market.

Find out what’s behind your favorite horror films.
Watch, learn and meet special effects professionals.
Eat/drink and enjoy some of the best culinary options in Queens

 

NYSCI After Dark Activities: 6 – 9 pm

  • Digital Special Effects
  • Cardboard Costume-Making (to compete in the Queens Night Market’s costume competition @ 9pm)
  • Blood Cannon Demonstration (make/take your own vile of fake blood)
  • Haunted Tree House (DiY pneumatic props)
  • DIY Prosthetic Wounds (with a chocolate-y recipe that’s scary and delicious)
  • Tips and techniques about professional stage horror make-up and stunts
  • Chocolate tricks. They’re too scary to call treats!

The Queens Night Market: 6 pm – Midnight
The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.

 

Admission is free.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Connected Worlds with New York City environmental advocates and artists, live music and refreshments.

The evening includes:

Should We Engineer the Mosquito?
6 – 7:30 pm
Warm up with a heated debate on synthetic biology. Should we engineer mosquitoes to reduce malaria transmission? Talk with scientists, environmental advocates and other participants about the emerging field of synthetic biology and its societal implications. Learn about genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal dimensions, consider different viewpoints about releasing these mosquitoes, and form a plan about whether and how to release genetically engineered mosquitoes.

 

Celebrate Connected Worlds
7:30 – 10 pm
Explore Connected Worlds, NYSCI’s large-scaled interactive exhibition, which focuses on ecosystems and human involvement in the environment. Celebrate the one-year anniversary of this groundbreaking exhibition with a night of information and idea-sharing with local organizations and artists involved in environmental education. Live music and refreshments provided.

 

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This special evening event is designed for ages 21 and older.
$15 per person (Members: $12 per person.)

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Meet local astronomers, learn about current research, and get a chance to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes with observational astronomers from LaGuardia Community College and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association. Celestial objects you may be able to view include M101 (the Pinwheel Galaxy), M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy), and Jupiter and its moons.

This event will be open rain or shine!

This special evening event is designed for ages 21 and older.

$15 per person (Members: $12 per person.)
Price includes Rocket Park Mini Golf and all event activities.

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Schedule:

7 – 8 pm

– Rocket Park Mini Golf – Play a game of mini golf in this nine-hole course themed around space flight.
– Explore information about New York City-based astronomy groups.
– Music

8 – 9 pm

Featured talks include:

– “Spectroscopy: Window to the Atom and the Universe” by Peter Lipschutz of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. What is spectroscopy? What was its role in the development of chemistry physics and ultimately cosmology? Peter Lipschutz will guide us through this, beginning with Fraunhofer and proceeding through the rest of the 19th Century. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value.
– “Stellar Spectroscopy: Unlocking the Secrets of the Stars” by Allyson Sheffield, LaGuardia Community College. Why are some stars different colors and what are stars made of? Come learn how the spectrum of a star can answer both of these questions. Allyson Sheffield is an observational astronomer whose research focuses on the formation and structure of the Milky Way galaxy. She is an assistant professor of physics in the natural sciences department at LaGuardia Community College, where she teaches physics and astronomy courses.

9 – 10 pm

– Celestial viewing
– Music

 

NYSCI After Dark is an event series that allows adults an opportunity to enjoy the museum after hours and without younger museumgoers. NYSCI After Dark events present unique experiences that take place in, or draw attention to, NYSCI’s exhibits or architectural features. The series aims to inspire, foster dialogue, and show participants that science museums are not just for kids!

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Join NYSCI for an evening about cheese and connections. Krista Jacobsen, the Caves Assistant Manager at Murray’s Cheese who has a doctorate in animal biology, will discuss the cheese-making process and why, as a scientist, she is both interested in and contributing to the field with her background and perspective.

According to Jacobsen, in the cheese caves she often encounters differences between attributes that can be traced back to the creamery, and even the farm’s management of its animals. In this talk, she will briefly address how cheese is made (and make some of our own!), how we can get hundreds of varieties of cheese from a single raw material, and where an animal scientist fits in at a cheese daycare.

 

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Immediately following the talk, participants will be invited to NYSCI’s Great Hall for a reception and cheese tasting. Here you’ll taste the results of onsite cheese-making (queso fresco) and sample cheeses from a selection of local cheese purveyors who will be on hand to discuss their passion for cheese and unique products. A wine bar will help the conversations flow. In the Great Hall, you can also enjoy Connected Worlds, NYSCI’s newest exhibition, an interactive exhibition that highlights the interconnectedness of environments, furthering the point about all things being related when it comes to food production.

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$15 per person. (Members: $12 per person.) Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Doors open at 7 pm. Talk begins at 7:15 pm. Reception to follow.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Friday, October 23, 7 – 10 pm

Location: Rocket Park.

Price: $15 / $10 for members.

Age Range: 21 years and up.

 

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NYSCI is welcoming the fall with an after-hours event for adults with the Giant Science Showdown, designed by Gigantic Mechanic.

Please join us for a night of science-themed games combining the competitive spirit with classic science experiments. From lasers to cork-rockets,  work in teams to compete with and against your friends in six spectacular science showdowns. Come for the games and glory, come for the science, or just come for the nostalgia.

Things are gonna get messy so don’t wear your nice shoes out to play!

This event is for participants 21 years and older.

 

The Giant Science Showdown Roster of Events:

Leapin’Lasers
You with a laser + two friends with mirrors + a target & a timer = need we say more?

Shell Shock 
Track and Field Day has nothing on this egg-toss. Construct a device to protect your eggs and see how far you can launch them without cracking them up.

Mazin’ Magnets
It’s true that opposites attract, at least when it comes to magnets. Pair up and attempt to magnetically maneuver your way through the maze as quickly as possible.

Borax Bounce
Make a bouncy ball. Bounce the bouncy ball into cups. Win points. Polymers, not PBRs make this game a challenge.

Aerodynamic Acrobatics
We couldn’t get our hands on any rocket fuel, so if you want to win here, balloons and good old fashioned physics will have to get your plane off the table and highest in the sky.

Bicarbonate Blast-off
Command your fleet to victory with the classic baking-soda & vinegar combo by knocking balloons out of the sky.

 

 

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

World Maker Faire is a family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Museum admission on September 26 and 27 requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket.

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Highlights include:

3D Printing Village – Filled with the latest on additive manufacturing, the 3D Printing Village is the place to be to get started as well as build on current skills, tools, products, and more.

Aerial Sports League Drone – Watch the world’s best drone pilots fight and race in the Aerial Sports League’s First Annual dSports Open. It’s the largest drone sports event ever held in New York City. Two full days of FPV racing, drone combat, freestyle and more.

Coke Zero & Mentos – The always popular, Bellagio-esque, fountains of soda from Eepybird will be back to wow the crowds. Kids-of all ages will love this live science experiment that they can also try at home.

Kids & Family Fun – There will be a wide variety of projects and hands-on activities throughout the Faire at which children and families can learn more and engage in making. Areas such as Make: Learn to Solder and the NYSCI Village are just two examples of the many opportunities at the event for kids and families.

Life Size Mousetrap – Fantastically handcrafted, this 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture is a giant Rube Goldberg-style contraption complete with a Vaudevillian style show!

Make: Health – This area is new to the Faire and will introduce medical advancements and home hacks for healthcare sciences and technologies using 3D printing, microelectronics, and more to give patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers expanded and personalized options.

Moat Boat Paddle Battle – Organized by the Ocean State Maker Mill from Rhode Island, the Moat Boat Paddle Battle puts 3D printing and design skills to the test. Battlers design and print their own rubber band powered paddleboat and race it against other competitors for a chance at glory.

Power Racing Series – Attendees can watch teams from around the country compete in this nationwide circuit in their self-created electric vehicles-made from kids’ ride-on vehicles as they race on unique, full-size tracks.

Power Tool Drag Racing – The “triple crown of tool racing” presented by the Cincinnati MakerSpace Hive13, this unique version of Power Tool Drag Racing arrives to the Faire with general public match races, exotic exhibition races, and the main bracket tournament competition.

Viscusi Gallery Dark Room – Another special area of the Faire where attendees can take in projects that require the dark to come to life. The Lumiphonic Creature Choir, Cubes from the Near Future, and Paint by RGB from Maker Jared Ficklin are just some of the many projects that will populate this space.

Young Makers – This entire area will be filled with innovative and inspiring projects all created by makers under the age of 18. From handmade wooden toys to 3D printed prosthetics, the Young Makers area will delight attendees with the incredible level of ingenuity and creativity that will be on display.

Learn to Solder Area – This crowd favorite offers a hands-on opportunity to get up close and personal with soldering in a safe and encouraging environment. Make your own blinky LED pin. Sponsored by Google.

Fire Organ – The Fire Organ, from Guerilla Science, is interactive, pipe-organ-meets-Rubens’-tube instrument. It provides a unique way to see, feel, and touch sounds through flames and motion – it’s beautiful to see and hear. Attendees will be able to try their hand at the Fire Organ at the Faire and see their sounds turn into flames.

Robot Resurrection – Maker Shane Evans wowed the crowds at Maker Faire Bay Area and he’ll be on hand to delight the New York audience with his work. Robot Resurrection is a towering 30-foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 95% airplane parts. Its motions and fire effects are controlled from the torso cockpit and mobile control lets visitors manipulate the sculpture from the ground.

Mechanical Horse – Metalworks artist and designer, Adrian Landon, spent two years single-handedly designing, machining, and sculpting the Mechanical Horse. The project is a life-size, suspended, stainless steel, mechanical horse, galloping in slow motion at the push of a button. It contains over 100 bearings, custom laser-cut sprockets, 30-feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and one small electric motor.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

World Maker Faire is a family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Museum admission on September 26 and 27 requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket.

Tickets on Sale Now

 

Highlights include:

3D Printing Village – Filled with the latest on additive manufacturing, the 3D Printing Village is the place to be to get started as well as build on current skills, tools, products, and more.

Aerial Sports League Drone – Watch the world’s best drone pilots fight and race in the Aerial Sports League’s First Annual dSports Open. It’s the largest drone sports event ever held in New York City. Two full days of FPV racing, drone combat, freestyle and more.

Coke Zero & Mentos – The always popular, Bellagio-esque, fountains of soda from Eepybird will be back to wow the crowds. Kids-of all ages will love this live science experiment that they can also try at home.

Kids & Family Fun – There will be a wide variety of projects and hands-on activities throughout the Faire at which children and families can learn more and engage in making. Areas such as Make: Learn to Solder and the NYSCI Village are just two examples of the many opportunities at the event for kids and families.

Life Size Mousetrap – Fantastically handcrafted, this 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture is a giant Rube Goldberg-style contraption complete with a Vaudevillian style show!

Make: Health – This area is new to the Faire and will introduce medical advancements and home hacks for healthcare sciences and technologies using 3D printing, microelectronics, and more to give patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers expanded and personalized options.

Moat Boat Paddle Battle – Organized by the Ocean State Maker Mill from Rhode Island, the Moat Boat Paddle Battle puts 3D printing and design skills to the test. Battlers design and print their own rubber band powered paddleboat and race it against other competitors for a chance at glory.

Power Racing Series – Attendees can watch teams from around the country compete in this nationwide circuit in their self-created electric vehicles-made from kids’ ride-on vehicles as they race on unique, full-size tracks.

Power Tool Drag Racing – The “triple crown of tool racing” presented by the Cincinnati MakerSpace Hive13, this unique version of Power Tool Drag Racing arrives to the Faire with general public match races, exotic exhibition races, and the main bracket tournament competition.

Viscusi Gallery Dark Room – Another special area of the Faire where attendees can take in projects that require the dark to come to life. The Lumiphonic Creature Choir, Cubes from the Near Future, and Paint by RGB from Maker Jared Ficklin are just some of the many projects that will populate this space.

Young Makers – This entire area will be filled with innovative and inspiring projects all created by makers under the age of 18. From handmade wooden toys to 3D printed prosthetics, the Young Makers area will delight attendees with the incredible level of ingenuity and creativity that will be on display.

Learn to Solder Area – This crowd favorite offers a hands-on opportunity to get up close and personal with soldering in a safe and encouraging environment. Make your own blinky LED pin. Sponsored by Google.

Fire Organ – The Fire Organ, from Guerilla Science, is interactive, pipe-organ-meets-Rubens’-tube instrument. It provides a unique way to see, feel, and touch sounds through flames and motion – it’s beautiful to see and hear. Attendees will be able to try their hand at the Fire Organ at the Faire and see their sounds turn into flames.

Robot Resurrection – Maker Shane Evans wowed the crowds at Maker Faire Bay Area and he’ll be on hand to delight the New York audience with his work. Robot Resurrection is a towering 30-foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 95% airplane parts. Its motions and fire effects are controlled from the torso cockpit and mobile control lets visitors manipulate the sculpture from the ground.

Mechanical Horse – Metalworks artist and designer, Adrian Landon, spent two years single-handedly designing, machining, and sculpting the Mechanical Horse. The project is a life-size, suspended, stainless steel, mechanical horse, galloping in slow motion at the push of a button. It contains over 100 bearings, custom laser-cut sprockets, 30-feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and one small electric motor.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Join NYSCI for a night with the stars in Rocket Park. The night will feature an outdoor screening of Saving Hubble, a film by David Gaynes, which explores the rally to save the Hubble Space Telescope. Guests may also enjoy music by John Caban, the composer of Saving Hubble’s soundtrack; stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association and their equipment; Rocket Park Mini Golf; NYSCI’s Search for Life exhibit; drinks and more.

Seating is limited so please feel free to bring a blanket or chair. We’ll have popcorn, but also feel free to bring a picnic for the movie!

Admission includes free beverages. $15 per person. (Members: $12.)

This event is rain or shine.

Event Schedule:
7 – 9pm: Rocket Park Mini Golf and music.
8:15pm: Introduction to Saving Hubble with David Gaynes, Independent Filmmaker.
8:30pm: Screening of Saving Hubble and stargazing.
9:45pm: Q+A with David Gaynes.
10pm: More stargazing and music.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

In collaboration with Play Too Much, a new music showcase and zine, NYSCI will kick off the summer season with an after-hours evening for adults. Explore the museum, play mini-golf, enjoy live music by awesome local bands, make some ‘Haute Bling’ with Maker Space and experience the amazing LEGO creations of Brick Fest Live. The V-Spot will be on site selling their tasty vegan treats.

Performing:

EVVY
Charly Bliss
Grlfrndwrks
with Special Guest headliner Ava Luna

Preview other live performances from the NYSCI Field Trip Sessions:

Admission includes free beverages. $15 per person. (Members: $12.)

Sponsored by:

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The 1964-65 World’s Fair gave birth to the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Project! World’s Fair celebrates this advent with a fresh perspective on the buildings created as a result of the Fair and the subsequent museum and exhibits that have come to define NYSCI. We invite you to leave the kids behind and come out for a night illuminated by images of the past, present and future, inspired by the Fair, and experience the NYSCI of today against a backdrop of rockets and large-scale artist projections and installations on, in and around NYSCI’s building and exhibits. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with museum exhibits anew with a sample of a 50-year-old cocktail, beer or wine, as well as partake in workshops. Tickets include workshops, beer/wine and samples of cocktails inspired by the turn of the century.
$20 per person ($15 per person for NYSCI members).

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The evening includes:

 

Once Upon a Rocket by Laura Miller
Join us in Rocket Park as artist Laura Miller presents a projection-based PowerPoint performance event that explores past visions of future in the shadows of the 1964 World’s Fair.
8 pm: Animations projected onto one of NYSCI’s rockets
8:30 pm: Performance
9:20 pm: Performance by DJ Pan
10:20 pm: Performance by DJ Thermos www.mixcloud.com/AmosDJThermos/

 

World’s Fair by Paul Amitai
View World’s Fair, a short video collection that combines photo collage, still image animation, documentary video and sampled film footage constructed from the Utopian visions of Cold War-era World’s Fair expositions. World’s Fair is a work of speculative fiction that reflects the hyper-reality of the present day.

Paul Amitai is an artist, musician, and cultural producer working at the intersection of art, technology and live events. He has exhibited and performed in North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, and has released numerous albums and shared the stage with legends such as Run-DMC and The Specials. Paul was previously senior curator at Eyebeam, founder and curator of the New York Festival of Electronic Composers and Improvisers, and curator/producer of work presented at Performa, ZERO1 Biennial and FACT.

 

“Atomsville”
Lissajous interactions by Benton C Bainbridge with laser projections by Norman Ballard on NYSCI’s Great Hall, the original building from the 1964 World’s Fair.
Inspired by the Atomic Energy Commission’s exhibit at the Hall of Science half a century ago, participants can collaborate to make “atomic” light performances, using an iPad instrument to control colorful laser light projections onto the facade of the Great Hall.

Benton C Bainbridge creates interactive installations and visual performances in collaboration with scores of artists around the world. Norman Ballard is an award-winning creator of innovative illumination forms for the visual and performing arts worldwide.

 

Shadows of the Future – A Light and Shadow Spectacular of the 1964 New York World’s Fair by Glowing Pictures
Glowing Pictures presents Shadows of the Future, a three-hour interactive visual performance with live video, sound and shadow puppetry inside NYSCI’s latest experience, Design Lab. Ten to 15 participants will improvise with interactive video instruments and shadow puppets over a 30-foot long panoramic screen, creating a multi-sensory experience. Players explore visual performance within the constraints of  Glowing Pictures’ signature visual style. A narrative will include quotes from the 1964 World’s Fair including General Motor’s Futurama, General Electric’s Carousel of Progress, the Unisphere, and IBM’s THINK! Pavilion. The result is a collective remix of the shadows of space-age futurism and the human experience of the modern age as it was envisioned to be by the luminaries of the time.

Glowing Pictures socializes moving image and storytelling by turning audiences into participants through immersion, play and improvisation. They merge tech innovations with classical storytelling and composition and realize visions through contextual collaborations with artists, brands and institutions. Their work has anticipated immersive theatre, projection mapping, experiential learning, VJing and viral video, among other new forms.

 

Building with Geometry and Synergy with Kurt Pryzbilla
The World’s Fair Pavilion in 1964 was one of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes that housed a 2,100 seat theater with no internal supports. That very dome is now the Queens Zoo’s Aviary. Explore the geometric patterns and synergetic structures found all around us. Experience these geometric relationships directly, learn about the principles of structure, and have a better understanding of the synergetic way nature builds by creating some amazing constructions. 

Kurt Przybilla is an inventor, writer, producer and educator. He invented Tetra Tops®, the world’s first spinning top with more than one axis of spin, which was inspired by the works of Buckminster Fuller. He is co-creator, writer and producer of the Molecularium Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he has produced and co-written Molecules to the MAX!, a 3D animated film for Giant Screen IMAX theaters, Molecularium, a digital dome feature, and NanoSpace, a game-based online theme park to teach kids about atoms and molecules.

 

Instagram World’s Fair by CHiKA and Bruno Kruse
Join us in Rocket Park for an Instagram-fed projection mixed with World’s Fair historical images on the side of NYSCI’s North Wing building.

CHiKA
 is an interactive visual artist and educator and a creator of Mappathon. She creates interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience. Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, Dumbo Arts Festival and MOD Festival, among other places.

Bruno Kruse is a New York-based digital artist and developer. His work includes projections, computer vision and game theory. His recent artwork focuses on designing and developing tools to create interactive installations. He utilizes technology to create meaningful experiences and is motivated by an ongoing curiosity of designing with code.

 

Haute Glue LED Bling – Illuminated Hot Glue + LED Sculpture and Jewelry
Stop by NYSCI’s Maker Space to learn how to turn some LEDs, batteries and a whole lot of hot glue into incredible jewelry and sculptures that will light up your night. 

 

People for the Pavilion 
Chat with the folks from People for the Pavilion about the past, present and possible future of the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Watch clips from the upcoming documentary film about the structure by PFP Co-Founder Matthew Silva, and view historic photos of the structure.